A severe toothache, lost filling, or knocked-out tooth rarely happens when it’s convenient. More often than not, it’s late in the day and you don’t have a dental appointment scheduled any time soon. At Stono Dental Care, if you call us with a dental emergency, we’ll do all we can to fit you in that same day. We’re even open until 7pm three days a week, so we can usually see you even if you call in the afternoon. We set aside time in our daily schedule to see and treat dental emergencies because we never want you waiting around in pain.
Common Dental Emergencies & What to Do
- Severe Toothache or Sore Gums – Clean the area thoroughly and rinse with warm salt water. Try to brush and floss gently to remove trapped particles. If the area is swollen, apply a cold compress for 15 minutes. Call us to get an appointment.
- Broken Tooth – Find and save any pieces of the tooth that you, and call us immediately. Rinse the area with warm water. Apply a cold compress if the area is swollen.
- Mouth Trauma – Apply a cold compress to the injured area. If the area is bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean piece of gauze. If the bleeding doesn’t stop or can’t be controlled with pressure, go to the nearest ER or urgent care center.
- Knocked-Out Permanent Tooth – Carefully pick up the tooth by the crown (the portion visible above the gums) and do not touch the root. Rinse if needed, and then gently reinsert the tooth into the socket. If this isn’t possible, place the tooth between you gums and cheek or in a glass of milk to keep it moist. Time is of the essence, so call us immediately so we can bring you in.
Johns Island Emergency Dentist
Do you need an emergency dentist right away? At Stono Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies can be scary and always inconvenient. If you have a dental injury or have any tooth pain, remember, don’t panic! Call us immediately and we’ll get you in as soon as possible. Dr. Game provides experienced, gentle care to get you back to feeling better in no time.
Whether you have a severe toothache, minor tooth pain, a knocked-out tooth, cracked or chipped tooth, just give our office a call at (843) 203-0323. We’ll walk you through important steps to take for self-care before arriving at our office.
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